Tyler Winklevoss, the older of the Winklevoss twins by 4 minutes, tweeted “@india Have fun staying poor” after officials of the Indian government threatened to ban cryptocurrency nationwide.
India, with a gross domestic product of 2.869 trillion dollars (USD), tweeted sharply back at Winklevoss, “@tyler, says someone with a net worth 2800 times smaller than our GDP. YOU ARE A LOSER, TYLER.”
Although it is true that India is 2800 times wealthier than Tyler Winklevoss, it is also true that India was obviously upset by Winklevoss’ comment.
In a direct message conversation acquired by Hard Money Magazine, India reached out to Winklevoss to iron things out.
India: Hi Ty Ty, I know you’re trying to be controversial for engagement on Twitter, but I just wanted to let you know that your comment really hurt my feelings.
The conversation was short but effective in earning a Winklevoss a ban from viewing future @india posts on Twitter. When asked to comment on the altercation, Winklevoss just shrugged and said, “Bitcoin is the future, few understand this.”
India refused to comment.